Mum battered as she shields baby from huge hailstones

By | October 13, 2018

A young mum has posted photos of the injuries she received as she tried to protect her infant daughter from tennis ball-sized hailstones.

Fiona Simpson from Kingaroy, Queensland was in her car with her baby and grandmother, about 130 miles north-west of Brisbane when she drove into a storm.

The massive hailstones smashed through the car’s windows. Fearing for her child’s safety Ms Simpson put her body on the line.

Fiona Simpson was left covered in bruises. Pic: Facebook
Image: Fiona Simpson was left covered in bruises. Pic: Facebook

Recovering in hospital later she posted photos on Facebook of her battered and bruised back and shoulders and described what happened.

“I’ve learnt my lesson today, never drive in a hail storm!” she wrote. “I covered my infant with my body to stop her from getting badly injured.

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“My entire back, arms and head are badly bruised. “I’m just so relieved that my daughter and grandmother are alright.

“Please, please be careful in this storm season. I know I’ll be sore tomorrow, does anyone know of a cream or ointment that will help with the bruising?”

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